I find profound and poetic content in the simplest facts of nature: dirt, rock, combustion, the precise movements of electro-static particles into intentional form. My work in ceramics is my engagement with material as I find beauty in observing and participating in the phenomena of being. Curiosity and the joy of wonderment drive my practice making pottery and aesthetic nonsense. I think of my work as providing visual and haptic sensation as opposed to information per se. There is no decoding or understanding to be revealed by a viewer, only presence that can be taken in with openness toward discovering meaning, the vessel for taking in nutriment, stimulant, or inebriate.